Do you buy second hand books?
What is / was your latest purchase?
It has actually been awhile…so I am not exactly sure, but possibly Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
What condition do you find acceptable? ie, tatty or not tatty etc
I don’t mind if they are a little tatty if they are a rare edition or something, but otherwise I prefer them to be as pristine as possible. I know that is not always possible, and so I compromise, but it is what I prefer.
After you have read said book, do you keep it for a re read or re donate it?
I never get rid of books unless I am moving (particularly overseas or something) and need to do a book purge. Once it is mine, it is mine, regardless of whether I plan to re-read it or not.
Do you have a favorite place you like to go to, when looking for second hand books?
Caliban Book Shop or Half Priced Books. I know, I know, Caliban has that big whole awful thing (if you don’t know what I am talking about, google Caliban and Pittsburgh and you will find out), but I still love the store and they have a really great selection so I still go there.
Hardback or Paperback, do you have a preference?
For used books I prefer hardback.
Have you found any real gems?
I have first editions of all three of Edward Gorey’s Vinegar Works, that I got from Caliban.
OPTIONAL – Find a book from your shelves that you can donate to a good cause or your local Charity / Goodwill shops
Uh…no. (See above, “Once it’s mine, it’s mine.) I bought a house 2 years ago, so I actually have a library now, that is rather empty after having lived overseas/moving around a lot, so I need to be building UP my library, not removing books from it. I will find something else to donate, or go buy books for the express purpose of donating them. Clothes! I can donate clothes. *decisive nod*
That’s all! I tag Emily.